Indoor concrete can experience just as much wear and tear as outdoor concrete. With time, these small chips and cracks are inevitable, but typically don’t signify any underlying structural issues that need resurfacing. However, concrete cracks should be quickly tended to before they can spread. Continue reading below as we discuss how to fix small, ¼-inch to ½-inch wide cracks in your indoor concrete.
To fill your concrete cracks, you will need the following materials:
- Wire brush
- Cold chisel
- Safety glasses
- Concrete bonding adhesive
- Dry concrete mix
Once you’ve gathered the materials, put your gloves on and use the wire brush to clean both in and around the crack. After you’ve swept away the loose dirt, vacuum the crack. If oil, grease, or dirt can still be seen inside or around the area, make sure that you scrub it thoroughly.
Next, put on your safety glasses and use your hammer and cold chisel to undercut the border of the crack. The purpose of this step is to hold the patch in place. After this, take your paintbrush and coat the surface of the crack with the concrete bonding adhesive.
Once you’re sure that the adhesive has dried completely, you can begin following the instructions on your concrete bag to mix the concrete. Using your trowel, fill the crack entirely with the mixture and then smooth and level the surface. Finally, allow the patch to cure for the recommended time on the bag.
Regardless of your concrete project, Port Aggregates is here to help you from beginning to end. With 40 years of experience in the industry, our skilled and professional salesmen are ready to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to request a quote!